Innocence Database

Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

For more information on the criteria for inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List click here. To export the Innocence Database, click here.

165 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
151 Kwame Ajamu OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No
152 Debra Milke AZ White 1990 2015 25 Charges Dismissed No
153 Anthony Hinton AL Black 1985 2015 30 Charges Dismissed No
154 Willie Manning MS Black 1994 2015 21 Charges Dismissed No
155 Alfred Brown TX Black 2005 2015 10 Charges Dismissed No
156 Lawrence Lee GA White 1987 2015 28 Charges Dismissed No
157 Derral Hodgkins FL White 2013 2015 2 Acquitted no
158 Isaiah McCoy DE Black 2012 2017 4 Acquitted No
159 Rodricus Crawford LA Black 2012 2017 5 Charges Dismissed No
160 Ralph Wright FL Black 2014 2017 3 Acquitted No
161 Rickey Newman AR White 2002 2017 15 Charges Dismissed No
162 Gabriel Solache IL Latino 2000 2017 17 Charges Dismissed No
163 Vicente Benavides CA Latino 1993 2018 25 Charges Dismissed No
164 Clemente Javier Aguirre FL Latino 2006 2018 12 Charges Dismissed Yes
165 Clifford Williams FL Black 1976 2019 43 Charges Dismissed No